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Facebook Makes Users Feel Worse Study Says

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August 16, 2013
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A study by researchers at the University of Michigan is adding to the stack of studies that say Facebook makes its users feel bad about themselves. It also finds that increased Facebook use means less intimate interaction, and says people tend to turn to Facebook when they are feeling lonely.


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